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2 Chainz Drops A “Big Amount” On Legendary Hollywood Hills Home

The “Birthday Song” rapper snagged a true piece of musical history.

When he raps “No Lie,” 2 Chainz is just being honest: The rapper snagged a famous piece of Hollywood Hills, CA, real estate with a musical pedigree that’d make any rocker envious. His new three-bedroom, five-bathroom spread, which previously belonged to legendary guitarist Steve Vai, is where legends like Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne recorded some of their greatest hits. Although the house was originally listed for $2.5 million, 2 Chainz (real name: Tauheed Epps) managed to knock $50,000 off the price, bringing it down to $2.45 million. Hey, he’s gotta save that extra dough for his diverse gold chain collection!

Built in 1986, the 3,400-square-foot Mediterranean-style home is perched in stylish Beachwood Canyon and overlooks panoramic canyons and the city of Los Angeles, CA. Fully renovated with modern finishes, the home features stunning craftsmanship and artisanal details. The open floor plan blends classic elegance with comfortable living: A chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an oversized island flows into the open family room, which has three sets of glass doors that slide away to reveal a spacious entertainer’s patio. And if anyone loves entertaining, it’s 2 Chainz! We’ve seen his bevy of beauties in those music videos. With its alfresco courtyard, terraced decks, lush garden area, and plenty of room for guests, we’re guessing there will be a video vixen or two stopping by his new home.

The private master suite fuses expansive views of the Hollywood Hills with a cozy fireplace, his-and-her closets, and an elegant limestone master bath with a soaking tub. But the most prized space in this legendary home is the recording studio, known by many as Steve Vai’s  Mothership Studio. The 1,400-square-foot space has its own private entrance and includes a live room, mic room, control room, and its own kitchen, bath, and lounge area. Definitely an ideal space for 2 Chainz to drop some beats on the fly — just as long as there are no “Feds Watching”!

Images courtesy of Trulia. The listing agents were Jill Kaufman and Rusty Spragg of Keller Williams Westlake Village.